Haunted Places in South Lancaster, Massachusetts



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    Blood Town Forest

    Lancaster, Massachusetts

    Legend has it that a young man and woman were killed here while camping in the forest. There is said to be a rock near the entrance that tells the story, but this may or may not be true. Some say the forest really got its name strictly because the ...


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    Fort Devens

    Devens, Massachusetts

    7.4 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Fort Devens, named for Civil War general Charles Devens, is now the Devens Reserve Forces Training Area. Reports say that in the older, unused buildings, unexplained flashing lights have been noticed at night. And piano playing has been heard coming from the defunct movie house.


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    Higgins Armory Museum

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    11.6 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Explored on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, Higgins Armory Museum is said to be haunted. Witnesses have seen apparitions and black shadows and heard unexplained footsteps, clanging and music, as well as being touched by something unseen.


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    Longfellow's Wayside Inn

    Sudbury, Massachusetts

    12.6 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    At this 1716 inn, it is said that a woman named Jerusha Howe lingers, especially in Rooms 7 and 9. She is said to have been unlucky in her love life, and therefore likes to touch male visitors. Author Henry W. Longfellow wrote a book about the inn in the ...


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    Palladium Theatre

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    13.6 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    The 1928 Palladium Theater, witnesses say, is haunted by something that creates disembodied footsteps and a floating orb the size of a soccer ball. Even more eerie, rumor has it that dead bodies were discovered in a dressing room a couple decades ago. The site has been featured on an ...


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    Anna Maria College

    Paxton, Massachusetts

    14.2 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Anna Maria College is believed to be haunted, but the college has somewhat of an affinity for its ghosts. At the Zecco Performing Arts Center, according to resports, two seats are kept open at each performance for ghostly visitors.


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    Dean Hill Revolutionary Cemetery - The Rev

    Fitchburg, Massachusetts

    14.3 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Dean Hill Revolutionary Cemetery is also know to locals as The Rev. It's unknown whether it's soldiers or more sinister entities that haunt the place, but there are rumors of satanic practices and eerie feelings coming over its visitors. Some have heard loud screams at night. Local tales say a ...


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    The Cooperage

    Townsend, Massachusetts

    14.4 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    The Cooperage, explored by TV's Ghost Hunters, was built in 1733 as a mill. In the mid-1800s it was a barrel-making business, and later, a restaurant and a gift/antique shop (it's most recent incarnation). Apparitions, voices and footsteps are among the eerie things often reported here.


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    Reed Homestead

    Townsend, Massachusetts

    14.4 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    At the Reed Homestead, explored by TV's Ghost Hunters, four generations of the Oliver Reed family have resided. It was built in 1809 and contains murals believed to have been created by Rufus Porter, painter, inventor and founder of The Scientific American Magazine, a Victorian garden and examples of early ...


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    Hope Cemetery

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    16.1 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Rumor has it that apparitions and the sound of children laughing can be seen and heard near this cemetery's statue of Jesus holding an angel.


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    Framingham State University

    Framingham, Massachusetts

    16.3 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    At Framingham State University, visitors may hear ghostly laughter or feel cold spots, and orbs are often photographed at Horace Mann Hall. And in Peirce Hall, residents have awoken to find all the mirrors in the rooms have been stacked outside in the hallways, piled with the reflective sides facing ...


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    S.K. Pierce Mansion - Haunted Victorian Mansion

    Gardner, Massachusetts

    16.9 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    S.K. Pierce Mansion was owned by the wealthy Sylvester Knowlton Pierce, founder of the SK Pierce & Son Chair Company. It was built in 1875 and was originally located at 21 Union Street, but was moved to where it now stands shortly thereafter. The home had some famous guests, such ...


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    Stone's Public House

    Ashland, Massachusetts

    17.1 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Built in 1834, Stone's Public House is said to be haunted by apparitions and spirits who throw glasses off shelves. The portraits are said to watch guests and employees as they go about their business, and doors open and close on their own. Visitors to the upstairs function room describe ...


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    Concord's Colonial Inn

    Concord, Massachusetts

    17.2 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    TV's Ghost Hunters has featured this inn, at which Room 24 is said to be haunted by a ghost.


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    Regis College

    Weston, Massachusetts

    20.4 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Regis College's haunted College Hall, built in the late 1920s, is rumored to have several ghosts in residence, including a roaming cold spot. A former piano teacher opens and closes doors and occasionally plays the piano, and the fourth floor is home to some spectral nuns, students say.


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    Bainbridge’s - Aprile's European Restaurant

    Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    20.5 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    The former Bainbridge's, now Aprile's European Restaurant, may serve up a surprise or two to its customers. Folks say it has pictures that move, a woman's spirit that cries, and ghostly children who play in the overnight hours.


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    Old Dudley Road

    Billerica, Massachusetts

    20.6 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Although the New Dudley Oxford Road is in use today, its ancestor, the Old Dudley Oxford Road, still exists for about a mile. Apparently unable to quit his favorite route, a spectral horseback rider in Colonial garb is said to patrol the remains of the old road.


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    Gilson Road Cemetery

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    20.8 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Misty apparitions have been reported at this early-1800s cemetery, along with a strange feeling like you are walking through water. Voices are reported to come from the back right corner and a figure in a black hood has been seen. Folks who live in the subdivisions that have cropped up ...


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    Pine Grove Cemetery

    Spencer, Massachusetts

    21 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Who is the Dark Hunter? It's the name given to the entity said to haunt the Pine Grove Cemetery, keeping an eye on those who visit.


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    Mary Belanger House

    Lowell, Massachusetts

    21.9 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    This is the house where a woman named Mary Belanger supposedly died when she fell into the fire pit in the back yard and burned to death. Events such as visible apparitions and floating objects support this claim. I also took a photo in the cellar that captures an ...


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    Pine Hill Cemetery - Blood Cemetery

    Hollis, New Hampshire

    23.6 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Pine Hill Cemetery, also known as Blood Cemetery because of the name Abel Blood on a tombstone, is reported to be haunted by the entire Blood family who were allegedly murdered in the 1800s. The spirit of the little boy of the family has been seen by drivers passing by ...


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    New Boston Cemetery

    Winchendon, Massachusetts

    24 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    New Boston was a village that was practically erased from existence to make room for the 1940s Birch Hill Dam flood control project. This cemetery, which lies within the Otter River State Forest, is just about all that is left of the town. Legend has it that it is haunted, ...


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    Indian Rock Road

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    24.4 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    The dark wooded road reportedly leads to a meadow, a popular teen hangout. It is said to have cold spots and a malevolent force that watches over everyone there.


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    Country Tavern

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    25.4 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    The historic Country Tavern restaurant is housed in a place that was built in 1741 and was once owned by English sea captain Ford and his young wife Elizabeth. Legend has it that when he was off to sea for an extended time, he came home to find Elizabeth had ...


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    Woman In White Dress

    Belmont, Massachusetts

    26.1 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Seven years ago on my way home driving through Belmont, as I always did, around 2:30 in the morning I saw a woman in a long flowing white dress (looked like she was possibly in her late 30's/early 40's but I am bad with age) walking up Royal Road (right ...


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    Tewksbury Cemetery

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    26.3 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Locals tell of a ghostly white woman who walks here, as well as a dark, leather-skinned creature who follows guests through the graveyard.


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    The Village Inn

    Dracut, Massachusetts

    26.4 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    The restaurant here is said to be haunted by a little boy and a little girl. The boy hangs out in the lounge area, but he runs away whenever anyone comes near him. The little girl is seen walking through a tunnel that runs between the restaurant and the barn ...


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    Lorden Plaza

    Milford, New Hampshire

    26.5 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Folks here have noticed an apparition of a man in blue jeans and a plaid flannel shirt with a tape measure on his belt. He walked along the plaza, disappearing into a plywood wall.


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    The Pines Cemetery

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    26.8 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    The Pines is the old cemetery from Tewksbury State Hospital. There are numbered markers here for over 10,000 individuals who died at the hospital. It is rumored that many bodies were exhumed and taken to Boston for medical students to train on. The cemetery is located in the woods and is ...


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    Holiday Inn Tewksbury

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    26.8 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    An apparition moves from the ballroom to the hall, and can only be seen out of the corner of the eye. When you turn to look at it, it vanishes.


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    Vale End Cemetery

    Wilton, New Hampshire

    27.9 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    The Blue Lady is the famous ghost of Vale End Cemetery, thought to be Mary Ritter, who passed away in 1808, some say, because her husband buried her alive. Others say she was murdered by a devil-worshipping cult. Her ghost appears as a blue, human-sized light over her grave, usually ...


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    Pine Manor College

    Brookline, Massachusetts

    28.4 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Students of Pine Manor College say that the lights along the pathway near the Main House (the administration building) turn off as they get close, then turn on again as they pass by. Mists have materialized in the nearby woods, and witnesses have noted a disconcerting feeling that something is ...


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    Verna's Donut Shop

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    28.7 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Below Verna's Donut Shop is a basement storeroom, used to hold supplies for the doughnut shop and the adjacent cake-decorating shop, and it's rumored to have more than flour and sprinkles. A ghost, or at least a shadowy figure, has been seen crouching behind the boxes.


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    Sacco's Bowl-Haven

    Somerville, Massachusetts

    28.9 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Sacco's Bowl-Haven, investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters, has been owned by the Sacco family since 1939. It's believed to be haunted by a former employee. Witnesses have described the feeling of something breathing on their neck and balls that return when the machine is off. The Ghost Hunters debunked the ...


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    The Common Man Restauruant

    Merrimack, New Hampshire

    29 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    The Common Man Tavern was built by Matthew Thornton in 1797 as a wedding present for his son James. But a few years later, James committed suicide. Today, witnesses report ghostly footsteps and several apparitions, but not ones belonging to James. Folks have seen a Native American, a little girl, ...


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    Samuel Onion House

    Westwood, Massachusetts

    29.1 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    This historic property was a former schoolhouse, and residents have reported seeing the apparition of a female teacher, as well as hearing children playing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Lucky Lanes

    Athol, Massachusetts

    29.5 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Lucky Lanes Bowling Alley was once a movie theater called the York. Legend has it that a bomb blew up here, and the victims are still in the building. Footsteps, children's laughter and moving objects have been reported here. Another story says a woman hanged herself in the building, and ...


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    Franklin Pierce College - The Manor - Peterson Hall

    Rindge, New Hampshire

    29.9 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Franklin Pierce College's The Manor, aka Peterson Hall, was once a brothel run by an Edna McGuinness. Her large portrait is said to still hang in the stairwell leading to the second floor. Edna's apparition has been seen looking out the window and a piano has been heard playing although ...


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    Old Centre - Old Royalston Cemetery

    Royalston, Massachusetts

    29.9 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    The tiny cemetery surrounded by a short stone wall is said to be haunted. Folks have reported seeing a misty woman with long blonde hair and a black shadowy figure that moves very quickly. Also reported have been cold spots and uncomfortable feelings of being watched or even touched.


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    Old Brook Farm - Perron Family House

    Burrillville, Rhode Island

    30.1 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    It's the house featured in the 2013 horror film "The Conjuring," and it is also private property, so no trespassing is allowed here. Please view the house only from the road. The story is of Roger and Carolyn Perron, purchased their dream home, which previously had belonged to 8 generations ...


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    Boston University - Shelton Hall

    Boston, Massachusetts

    30.8 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    The fourth floor of Boston University's Shelton Hall is said to be haunted by playwright Eugene O'Neill, who spent his last years there. It was built in 1923 as a Sheraton Hotel and had been renamed the Shelton; the university bought in in 1954. Witnesses say the elevator works by ...


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    Charlesgate Hotel

    Boston, Massachusetts

    31.1 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Charlesgate, built in 1901, was bought by Boston University to use as a dorm in 1947, and then was also used as a dorm by Emerson College through the late 1990s. It's now a condo building. Some of the hauntings are attributed to séances held by college kids or a ...


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    The Boston Conservatory

    Boston, Massachusetts

    31.2 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    The Boston Conservatory, some say, is haunted. There have been numerous reports of footsteps, doors that slam themselves, disembodied voices, objects that go missing, and other strange phenomena, especially in the dorm buildings. Some attribute the activity to the fact that the place was an 1800s hospital where many spirits ...


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    Berklee College of Music

    Boston, Massachusetts

    31.4 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Established in 1945, Berklee College of Music has been attended by many famous musicians. And it also has a haunted dorm, a 1900s former apartment building that eventually was remodeled into the Sherry Biltmore Hotel. When the hotel caught fire in 1963, started by a boy playing with matches, many ...


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    Everett Square Theatre

    Boston, Massachusetts

    31.7 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Everett Square Theatre has recently undergone renovations. Folks have reported blinking lights, unexplained noises, and uneasy feelings of unseen presences inside the building.


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    Riverside Theater Works

    Boston, Massachusetts

    31.8 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Riverside Theater Works, formerly French's Opera House, is haunted by Esmeralda, who died during a fire. "Essie" is said to haunt children who are performing in plays, and has been seen floating above the stage. Esmeralda died in a purple chair in the audience near the right side of the ...


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    Tortilla Flat

    Merrimack, New Hampshire

    32.1 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    At the Mexican Restaurant Tortilla Flat, believed to be haunted, witnesses have seen strange phenomena such as shadow figures and objects that move about on their own.


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    Harold Parker State Forest

    Andover, Massachusetts

    32.3 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Harold Parker State Forest now has 35 miles of woodsy trails and roads, ponds, swamps, forests and rocky outcroppings, but evidence of its 18th-century farming and milling operations may be seen here as well. Ruins of houses and unmarked graves can be found on the grounds. Some say that beyond ...


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    Cutler Majestic Theatre

    Boston, Massachusetts

    32.4 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Built in 1903, the historic theater is said to be haunted by a former mayor of Boston who died during a performance, a little girl, and a married couple wearing turn-of-the-20th-century clothing.


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    Boston Athenaeum

    Boston, Massachusetts

    32.4 miles from South Lancaster, MA

    Author Nathaniel Hawthorne claimed to have seen the ghost of the scholarly Reverend Harris at this historic library.


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